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Never Found in the '80s - The Pale Fountains



The Pale Fountains formed in Liverpool in 1980/81 and were active until 1987. The band released two albums and a handful of singles during their run in our favorite decade. They had some modest charting success in the UK, but they were never found in the U.S. After the break-up, lead singer Mick Head and his band mate (and brother) John Head went on the form the band Shack.

Their December 1984 single Jean's Not Happening did get some play at First Avenue and I always liked the tune.  I put in the same category of the kind of songs being released by Prefab Sprout, Aztec Camera, and The Smiths. It's a very good song.

The most recent activity of the band since they split in 1987 was to reform for a couple of gigs in 2007 and 2008.

- Jim "Dr. Dim" Fitzsimons

[Last modified: Friday, April 25, 2014 7:40pm]


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